U.S. interests not alone in opposing projects

Fletcher ignores fact that many Canadians are concerned about pipeline projects

Re: Is gas the enviro-villain of 2013? (B.C. Views, Jan. 2)

Columnist Tom Fletcher suggested that only powerful Americans are concerned about Canadian energy projects.

Well Tom, I am Canadian and I care. The fact that I agree with American environmentalists is about as material as your agreement with large corporate interests, which possess significantly more capital than the $60 million “war chest” you reference. Chevron, for example, which owns a substantial interest in the liquid natural gas operation in Kitimat, is an American company that had a net income of more than $26 billion in 2011.

I think your perspective is fracked, Mr. Fletcher. Concern exists among Canadians and the power dynamics are weighed heavily in the favour of industry.

Matthew Greeno

Victoria